Welcome to Staff Development Centre / Sir John Kothelawala Defence University
The Sir John Kothelawala Defence University (KDU) founded in 1981 as a Defence Academy, KDU was elevated to the level of a university in the year of 1986. With the increase numbers of Lecturers in a rapid process of acquiring and developing its human resource was considered as the top priority in the university and established the Staff Development Centre in November 2011. First intake was taken in May, 2012. The mission of the Staff Development Centre of the KDU, is “to enhance the quality of academic teaching in the 21st Centaury undertaken by staff and students within the system of higher education in Sri Lanka, and within the KDU”
The vision of the Staff Development Centre of KDU is to be a hub of excellence in the nationally and internationally recognized academic and non-academic professional development.
Mission of the Staff Development Centre is to ensure through learner centered education experience and provide appropriate training and development opportunities with emerging trends in the higher education arena.